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An Ohio appeals court on Monday tossed a suit accusing a medical assistant of negligently removing a prostate surgery patient's catheter, which caused severe penile injuries, saying a state Supreme Court precedent invoked by the patient doesn't apply because no physician was named as a defendant in the suit.
A priest who went to the hospital to give a patient last rites only to fall and break his own hip doesn't have a negligence case because some of evidence was hearsay and the hospital owner could not have foreseen the accident, a New Jersey appellate court has found.
Federal prosecutors said Monday they'd inked a deal with Philadelphia-based Rosenbaum & Associates to resolve claims that the personal injury firm failed to reimburse the government for Medicare payments made to health care providers on behalf of clients.
The NFL and the Houston Texans want a court to send to arbitration claims that a pocked and scored field at NRG Stadium gave a former Philadelphia Eagles player a career-ending injury, saying the players' union agreed that injury claims like this can only be decided in arbitration.
The Ninth Circuit’s decision last month in Planned Parenthood v. Center for Medical Progress has effectively turned the anti-SLAPP motion into a hybrid of typical motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment. As a result, defendants have lost the primary benefit of the anti-SLAPP process, says Joseph Gjonola of Roxborough Pomerance Nye & Adreani LLP.